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Welfare Foods (Distribution)

Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Food what arrangements will be made for the local distribution of welfare foods, other than liquid milk, when the local offices of his Department are closed later in the year.

My right hon. Friends have invited the local health authorities to take over responsibility for these arrangements as part of their duty under the National Health Service Acts to provide for the care of expectant and nursing mothers and young children. The associations of authorities covering England and Wales have already agreed to do so.